Aids activist Zakie Achmat has always stood up for what he believes in - a trait he
says grew out of having to come out as a gay person to his religious parents.
"Having to take that stand made it much easier to take any other stand," he
in a short film that will be screened in South Africa on World Aids Day on Sunday.
"I was told I was going to die & it couldn't be done. But after 135 days, I've only
gone and done it," South African Sean Conway wrote on Twitter on 11 November
after becoming the first person to swim the length of Great Britain.
More and more black South Africans are entering the ranks of the middle class and
outspending their historically wealthier white counterparts, new research shows.
This bodes well for the economy, spurring demand for consumer goods and
construction, and increasing entrepreneurship.
Still fiercely vocal in civil society, South African author and activist Nadine
Gordimer celebrated her 90th birthday on Wednesday. Gordimer's prolific body work
goes all the way back to when the Nobel prizewinner first started writing at the age
Former Sharks and Springbok coach Ian McIntosh has received the International
Rugby Board's Vernon Pugh Award for Distinguished Service. A long-time Springbok
selector, McIntosh has been involved in rugby for 50 years.
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